Saturday, April 7, 2012

Where have I been?

It's unlike me to miss two days of blogging in a row! As I continue to approach both Bead and Button and Beads in Motion deadlines, and try to keep up a schedule of walking.....well time is just getting short these days.The last few days have been spent drawing Lilliana,



my fullest class at Bead and Button with 20 people. Thank goodness for Liz, who again has agreed to join me and be my co-teacher so that we can make sure everyone is attended to as needed. It's an advanced class, incorporating my version of cubic raw for the top and embellishment and a St. Petersburg lace necklace. St. Petersburg is simple enough, even the double part for the bail, but not everyone is versed in it, so I expect there will be some learning involved.

I also continue to debate with myself the use of colored directions and a step further, color specific directions per kit. It is a lot of overhead to accomplish that, but the difference in quality is also an added bonus to the beader......

At a minimum I would like to make a color specific supply list, like this one, still overhead, but maybe not quite as much....my goal is to have Lilliana complete and ready for kitting by Monday so I can return to book illustration full time.



But one does need some down time, and today we're off for a longer walk with Miss Maya in tow, the highlight of her days!

6 comments:

Terry from Alaska said...

The picture of Lilliana in those colors is eyecatching!

twistedsistah said...
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Marcia DeCoster said...

It is and I don't know Game of Thrones, but I think it is probably a rather iconic shape.

Marcia DeCoster said...

loked at your link and didn't see what prompted your comment

Its All About Creating said...

It is gorgeous! I am apprehensive to sign up for master beading classes for just the reason you spoke of. The written directions are not in color and I cannot follow them later when I attempt another piece. Disheartening and frustrating. Your extra work will be appreciated by your students (who tell 2 people, who tell 2 people,who tell 2 people). I enjoyed reading your thought process and look forward to your blog posts.

The bad Liz said...

We can do it Marcia - it's worked for the past number of years and I am so fortunate to work with you. I look forward to it every year. It's not just work - it's fun!